Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cracking

3 senses of cracking

Sense 1
crack, cracking, snap -- (a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig")
       => noise -- (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels")

Sense 2
fracture, crack, cracking -- (the act of cracking something)
       => breakage, break, breaking -- (the act of breaking something; "the breakage was unavoidable")

Sense 3
cracking -- (the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process))
       => chemical process, chemical change, chemical action -- ((chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crack

13 senses of crack

Sense 1
crack, check, break -- (become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 2
crack -- (make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 3
snap, crack -- (make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 4
crack -- (hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 5
break through, crack -- (pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county")
       => pass, go through, go across -- (go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind")

Sense 6
crack -- (break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked")
       => crack, check, break -- (become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated")

Sense 7
snap, crack -- (break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The pipe snapped")
       => break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart -- (become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart")

Sense 8
crack -- (gain unauthorized access computers with malicious intentions; "she cracked my password"; "crack a safe")
       => break in, break -- (enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; "Someone broke in while I was on vacation"; "They broke into my car and stole my radio!"; "who broke into my account last night?")

Sense 9
crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse -- (suffer a nervous breakdown)
       => suffer, sustain, have, get -- (undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle")

Sense 10
crack -- (tell spontaneously; "crack a joke")
       => tell, narrate, recount, recite -- (narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child")

Sense 11
crack -- (cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 12
crack -- (reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking)
       => decompose, break up, break down -- (separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts)

Sense 13
crack -- (break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Antonyms of adj cracking

1 sense of cracking

Sense 1
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad (predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing -- (very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing")

INDIRECT (VIA good) -> bad -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice")

Similarity of adj cracking

1 sense of cracking

Sense 1
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad (predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing -- (very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing")
       => good (vs. bad) -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office")

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